ADAMS – Freeman was able to hang with Auburn early, but the Bulldogs’ defensive pressure proved to be too much in the second half.

The Lady Falcons fell to Auburn 51-30 Friday night at Freeman High School

Freeman managed to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter after a jumper from Brylie Hartwig and a score in the post from Abby Mason.

Auburn’s defense started to cause problems for Freeman, which created easy baskets. They went on a 12-0 run, which gave them a 12-4 lead.

Sadie Meyer was finally able to end the run with a jump shot, but Auburn scored again to make it 14-6. Hartwig would knock down a jumper just before the buzzer to make it 14-8 after the first quarter.

Macy Holland opened the second quarter with two free throws for the Falcons. After a basket by Auburn, Ashley Oltman came back with a layup and Hartwig followed that up with a basket to make it 16-14.

Auburn scored the next three points to make it 19-14, but Holland came back with a basket in the post to make it 19-16.

The Bulldogs then scored the next five points to extend their lead to 24-16. Dorn ended the run with a jumper, but Auburn followed that up with 7-0 run to end the half, making it 31-18.

Auburn then opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 40-18. Mason ended the run with a take to the basket, but Auburn went on another 7-0 run to extend their lead to 47-20. A jumper by Dorn and a free throw by Mason made it 47-23 after three quarters.

The Lady Bulldogs were able to coast to the 51-30 win in the fourth quarter.

The Freeman offense was led by Brylie Hartwig and Abby Mason, who finished with eight points each. Addi Dorn and Macy Holland finished with four points each and Sadie Meyer finished with two points.

Auburn was led by Ashley Teten, who finished with 15 points. Allie Binder was the second highest scorer for the Bulldogs with nine.

With the loss, the Lady Falcons fall to 2-4 on the season while Auburn improves to 4-1. Freeman will be in action again on Tuesday when they host Johnson County Central.

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